Dow recipient of environmental and safety award

National Safety Council awards Dow with Robert W. Campbell Award.

Midland, Mich., October 11, 2010—The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced that it is the proud recipient of the National Safety Council’s (NSC's) international Robert W. Campbell Award, given at the opening session of the NSC 2010 Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual safety and health conference.

The award recognizes a company that upholds Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) as a key business value and clearly links measurable achievement in EH&S performance to productivity and profitability. Dow is the ninth company—and the first chemical company ever—to earn this prestigious award from the National Safety Council.

“This is a proud moment for all of us in the Dow family,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We operate a ‘safety first, production second’ mindset at Dow, and our ‘Drive to Zero’ global safety goals will always come first because it’s what’s right for our employees, our communities, our customers, our business partners and our environment. We are proud of the women and men of Dow around the globe—and we thank them as we celebrate their outstanding performance that garnered this recognition.”

The National Safety Council’s rigorous examination of Dow’s EH&S standards, practices and performance—and how performance is linked to productivity and profitability—required Dow to share five years of safety and business data. Dow also was required to provide unfettered access to its manufacturing sites to demonstrate how the company’s safety processes achieve EH&S objectives.

Built on the principles of rigorous scientific evaluation, the Campbell Award applies an evidence-based case study approach to serve as a catalyst toward transforming the landscape of EH&S worldwide. To promote leading-edge integrated management systems, and to educate and influence leaders across national and cultural borders, exemplary Campbell Award submissions are shared with organizations and educational institutions through the award’s network of 23 Global Partner organizations.

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